New Players' Guide

Welcome to Star Wars Legacies! This article has the basic steps and info you'll need to participate.

In Star Wars Legacies, you and other members create characters who live in the Star Wars Universe and then use your imagination to write your character's actions and dialogue to create collaborative stories. You can create and play characters forged by this unique universe and their actions will affect the setting for future players.

Account Setup

Star Wars Legacies is an “account per player” (APP) site, which means each member should only have one account for the forums. The same login will be used for all of your characters. You must be 15 or older to join Star Wars Legacies. There is no cost to join or participate. Before joining, you should probably read the Site Rules.

Register an account on the forums by clicking “Log in or Sign up” on the upper right corner of the page. You're invited to then introduce yourself in the Introductions & New Players Forum.

⚠ If you have trouble registering, contact the admin. See the Questions and Assistance section below.

Creating Characters

When you're ready, start making characters using the guides found on the Creating A Character wiki page. Once your character is approved you're free to start Roleplaying by joining a faction or going to the open roleplay section and strike out on your own. You MAY create your own faction, but first you must message the admin to get your new faction approved.

There are three steps when creating a character:

  1. Choose a name
  2. Choose a species from the star wars universe
  3. Create a post in new characters section with a simple backstory for your character.

Please observe the following rules when creating your character's name:

  • No offensive names
  • No names directly from star wars canon (IE, no "Han Solo" or "Thrawn")
  • You may take first names from star wars canon but not last names (IE "Han Harshnek" is fine, but not "John Solo")
  • No names from other books or movies (IE no "Frodo Baggins")

If these rules aren't followed, the admin will request you change your name, as long as you follow these few rules you should be fine :)

Hint: Open Roleplaying threads are a great place to start. Got an idea for a roleplay thread? Start an interest check thread in the OOC and Plot Planning forum. Find other players to RP with in the Introductions and New Players forum.

Joining a faction is a fun way to roleplay with others.

Questions and Assistance

Getting into Star Wars Legacies is easiest when you ask someone to mentor you through it, and we're happy to do that! If we haven't volunteered yet, just ask! You've got questions: there are many ways to get answers or help:

Post on the forums (Ask questions in the Introduction forum or Setting Discussion). Talk to people in the Discord chat You can also contact Nathaniel, the admin: Start a Conversation with Nate if you can't log in, email

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